Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
game was my name. >> reporter: president obama also visits seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio. his must-win state. he'll be there every day between now and the election making his closing argument high lighting higher home prices and overseas. >> al qaeda has been decimated. osama bin laden is dead. so we've made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: how will it shake out on tuesday? >> i think romney has a 50/50 chance to win the popular vote. >> reporter: a possible split verdict from a nation already deeply divided. anxious to end this very long campaign. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> thank you. scott mcgrew has the latest on the numbers. >> the obama administration will seek to the gains and the romney will look at the unemployment. 171,000 added in the month of october. higher than expected. the other is the household survey. called that because it is arr e arrived at a set of phone calls stating, "are you working?" that is up from 7.8% in september. where the romney campaign will have traction is not that change month to month.
Oct 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
strength as it heads to the east coast. president obama had a message to the public. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. >> in new york city, water is already flooding battery park. the city could get the worst of the storm surge up to an 11 foot wall of water that could hit manhattan. mayor bloomberg is urging residents to listen to evacuation orders. >> on the coast and waterways have begun rising and are expecting to remain at higher levels for the next 24 hours. >> and here's a look at times square earlier this morning. a relative ghost town all because of sandy. mass transit and schools are closed. in addition to the evacuation in the big apple, also a number of other cities on the east coast. wall street shutdown for the first time since the september 11th attacks. it gives you an idea of how bad sandy is expected to be. sandy leaving a mark on parts of north carolina. these are pictures from curo beach 30 miles north of wilmington. rising tides flooded homes. as many
Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
potts has that side of the story. >> reporter: instead of campaigning today as planned, president obama is at the white house and warning americans. >> please listen to what the state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: he declared emergencies in eight states, plus washington, d.c. before the storm. virginia and west virginia were added early this morning along with the first federal disaster areas. new jersey and new york. with the president busy in washington, clinton filled in for a rally in ohio. >> he said this storm is out of hand. i have to handle it. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney is at a rally in ohio today. he is urging supporters to donate. >> swing by. give a hand. >> make sure we do our best to help those impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects politics into it. and so you want to be careful if you're the romney team to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and